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Kid-Friendly Restaurants and Hotels in Buena Park, Kidifornia

When it’s time to plan your next family vacation to Southern California, Buena Park is ready to welcome your whole crew. There are loads of kid-friendly restaurants in Buena Park with live action shows and food that will satisfy every appetite. After all the excitement, book a few nights at one of Buena Park’s affordable hotels that offer kids splash pad, large family suites, free shuttles, and even complimentary breakfast. Scroll through to plan your next Buena Park family adventure!
Kids playing aracade games at John's Incredible Pizza in Buena Park, CA

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Burger Monster—When burgers are on your mind, Burger Monster specializing in deliciously scary and hand made gourmet burgers, is the spot. Meat lovers will enjoy their Dracula burger while vegetarian's will devour their Creature from the Black Lagoon. And don't forget to get their herbivore fries!

John’s Incredible Pizza—The kids will definitely thank you when you plan a visit to John’s Incredible Pizza. With all the arcade games, bowling, amusement park rides, and laser games that you could want, it’s good there’s an all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, pasta and dessert buffet to keep you fueled! There’s even a special area for the little ones to climb and play and weekly specials to make your visit more affordable.

Knights jousting at Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA


Pirates Dinner Adventure—Ahoy, matey! This is the spot to bring your pirate crew for some swashbuckling entertainment while you dine on a three-course pirate feast. The action is set aboard a fully-rigged 18th-century Spanish galleon adrift in a 250,000-gallon lagoon. At Pirates Dinner Adventure you’ll enjoy swordplay, aerial artistry, and acrobatics as you watch this classic tale of good versus evil.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament—Get ready to cheer on your knight at this medieval celebration that includes jousting, falconry, swordplay, and astounding horsemanship. At Medieval Times you’ll enjoy a three-course meal (that you eat with your hands!) while you celebrate your knight’s victory.

Burger, fries, salads, drinks, hot dogs at Portillo's in Buena Park, CA

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner—Located right outside the Knott’s Berry Farm entrance, Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner has been serving homestyle favorites to families since 1934. It was even named one of the 50 most kid-friendly restaurants by Open Table in 2019. Bring your crew here to enjoy a family-style meal with fried chicken and your choice of sides like mashed potatoes, corn, baked beans, and more. Be sure to save room for the pie (we recommend the hometown favorite, boysenberry pie).

Portillo’s Hot Dogs—Chicago-style dogs come to Orange County at this spot that’s perfect for family dining. The menu includes family favorites like hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, burgers, ribs, and pasta. While Portillo’s might be known for their hot dogs, they are equally famous for their chocolate cake and the over-the-top chocolate cake shake.

Pizza with pepers at Pizza Studio in Buena Park, CA

Pizza Studio—At Pizza Studio, it’s all about the high-quality ingredients that go into their pizzas from the crust to the toppings. Choose from six crusts like firecracker and rosemary parmesan, and then top your pie with traditional pepperoni or more unique options like spicy buffalo sauce and fire-roasted corn.

Porto’s Bakery & Cafe—A visit to Yelp’s #1 restaurant in the country is a must when you come to Buena Park. Porto’s Bakery & Cafe offers traditional Cuban pastries like the refugiado (guava and cheese strudel) and everyone’s favorite papa rellena (potato ball filled with ground meat and Spanish seasonings). Step up to the pastry case for a dulce de leche napoleon or a mango mousse—you won’t regret it.

Ribs and fries at Rock and Brews in Buena Park, CA

Dickey’s BBQ Pit—The sweet smell of barbecue sauce welcomes you in the door of Dickey’s BBQ Pit where you can enjoy a shared family meal of brisket, pulled pork, potato salad, and coleslaw. Kids meal options include chicken nuggets, a kids meat plate, and a kids slider plate. Bonus: kids eat free on Sundays!

Black Bear Diner - Nothing says family like a homestyle country meal. Black Bear Diner offers large portions of all sorts of comfort foods that your child is sure to love. Their cub's menu ranges from sweet cream pancakes, breakfast spreads, corn dogs, slides, pizza, and more! If you order a kid's meal after 11am, they receive a scoop of ice cream or fresh strawberries with whipped cream for free.

Mochinut - If your child is a fan of donuts, take them to Mochinut. Mochinut makes their donuts out of mochi balls, giving each one a chewy texture unlike any traditional donut. Each week, the shop releases new flavors that come in a variety of colors and toppings. Half the fun will be watching your kids pick which one they want to try!

knott's berry farm hotel

KID-FRIENDLY HOTELS

Knott’s Hotel—Ideally located right next to Knott’s Berry Farm theme park, the Knott’s Hotel offers meet-and-greets with Snoopy in the hotel lobby each morning. Walk over to the park from the hotel and then relax and cool off at the pool where there’s a splash pad that the kids will love.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton—A budget-friendly option for families is the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton where you’ll find spacious suites with free hot breakfast to get you going in the morning.

Pool and umbrella at Holiday Inn in Buena Park, CA

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott—The Fairfield Inn is just a mile from Knott’s Berry Farm and has suites that will allow your family to spread out. Every morning you’ll enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet with kid favorites like mini waffles, bacon, and omelets.

Doubletree Buena Park—The conveniently-located hotel has a free shuttle to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm so you can leave the car behind when you head out on your adventure. This property also boasts the largest hotel pool in the city.

After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Most hotels are located within walking distance to all major attractions. Just 5 miles from Disneyland®, and a short drive to Huntington Beach and Los Angeles, Buena Park is the ideal basecamp for your California dream vacation. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.


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